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Equality statement & Objectives 

The Equality Act 2010 provides a single legal framework to provide a more effective means of tackling disadvantage and discrimination. It harmonises previous equality legislation much of what is required by schools is already being carried out by them. It no longer requires schools to provide separate Disability, Gender and Race Equality Schemes.

The overall objective of Mill view Primary School is to provide a framework to allow us to pursue our equality duties to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment; promote equality of opportunity; and promote good relations and positive attitudes between people of diverse backgrounds in all its activities.

The principles of this policy apply to all members of the extended school community – pupils, staff, governors, parents and community members. Partners and contractors are also expected to abide by the policy.

We will not tolerate less favourable treatment of anyone on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, and religion or belief. Through our school ethos, curriculum and community links, we will work towards:

  • a shared vision
  • a sense of belonging for all
  • similar life opportunities for all
  • strong and positive relationships between different communities.

Through our Equality, Diversity and Cohesion Policy Mill View Primary school seeks to ensure that no member of the school community, or any person through their contact with the school, receives less favourable treatment on any grounds which cannot be shown to be justified. This covers race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, marital status, responsibility for children or other dependents, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, trade union or political activities, socioeconomic background, where the person lives, or, spent convictions. Equality and Diversity is more than just meeting legal obligations, or targets.

It’s about making a difference to the lives of the people we serve, treating all people with dignity and respect, and recognising the value of each individual.This means an ongoing commitment to ensuring that our services meet the varied and individual needs of children and young people in our school.

We will make sure that our employment practices are fair and promote equality

We will actively value the wide variety of lifestyles and cultures, locally and nationally

We will prepare children and young people for living in a diverse society with increasing global connections and controversial issues

We will ensure that the principles of this policy are reflected in all our policies, practices, procedures and services and are part of everything we do

We are commited to the consistent review of our practice to ensure improvment.  

 Mill View Equality Objectives 2020-21

To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by gender & act on any trends or patterns in data that require additional support for pupils.

To raise the number of disadvantaged and SEND learners who are achieving the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths.

To increase the sporting opportunities available to girls across KS2 and participation of females in sporting competitions.


The Equality Act 2010 introduced a single Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) (sometimes also referred to as the ‘general duty’) that applies to public bodies, including maintained schools and Academies (including Free Schools), and which extends to all protected characteristics - race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment. This combined equality duty came into effect in April 2011. It has three main elements. In carrying out their functions, public bodies are required to have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act,

  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it,

  • foster good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

Specific duties are meant to help public bodies fulfil their obligations under the PSED. They are designed to be light-touch and proportionate. The emphasis is on transparency - making information available so that the local community can see how, and through what key objectives, the public body is advancing equality in line with the PSED.

The specific duties regulations require public bodies to:

  • publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty, and

  • prepare and publish equality objectives.


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